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On the Frontline: School Nurses and Their Impact on Human Trafficking

Release Date: 12/2/2019
Expiration Date: 12/2/2022
Originally presented at the NASN2019 Annual Conference.

Cost: $20.00 / FREE for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.25 CNE contact hours.

Program Overview
School nurses are the main healthcare providers that provide frontline care to students and families that may have been affected either directly or indirectly by human trafficking in various forms. Since human trafficking incidents continue to rise in the United States and around the world, it’s imperative that school nurses are educated and made aware of the different forms of trafficking that can infiltrate the school community and healthcare settings, so they can be prepared to identify signs of trafficking, advocate for resources and educate the school community on this issue. By bringing this education to school nurses we can increase the level of attention and awareness that schools have regarding the topic, with the hope that we will be able to decrease the chances and opportunities for students to be trafficked that are most vulnerable in their schools. Ultimately, encouraging them to collaborate and partner with school leadership to provide safe spaces for students, to develop policies and procedures and to advocate for resources and assistance that may not have been discussed or readily available to students and families without this national conversation.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Identify signs of trafficking in the pediatric and adolescent populations.
  • Create a safe environment for disclosure or discussion of trafficking.
  • Recognize the importance of mandatory reporting obligations.
  • Explain the importance of distinguishing available and appropriate resources specific to their community and place of practice.

Intended Audience

This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Forensic Nursing Specialist
International Association of Forensic Nurses

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.